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IAFP 2015: Pet Food Safety, Deadly Jerky Pet Treats, and Government Regulations

Salmonella contamination of pet food and pet treats is challenging the industry and leading to major operational changes, according to Robert Buchanan, Ph.D., director of the Center for Food Safety and Security Systems at the University of Maryland. Buchanan, followed by a veterinary medical officer from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and a pet… Continue Reading

Consumer-Funded Test Finds 11 of 12 Pet Foods Contaminated

A number of pet food brands are contaminated with potentially harmful bacteria and other contaminants that could cause negative health effects to humans and their pets, according to a testing project funded by a group of pet owners and coordinated by the Association for Truth in Pet Food. The project is the first of its… Continue Reading

Pet Food Safety: When Pet Food Makes Pets and Humans Sick

Between late 2011 and spring 2012, dozens of people across 20 U.S. states and Canada were falling ill with apparent Salmonella infections all coming from the same source. For nearly six months, the illnesses slowly cropped up around North America, with health investigators unable to connect the dots about how they were being caused. It… Continue Reading

Iams and Eukanuba Pet Food Recalled for Salmonella Risk

The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) has voluntarily recalled specific lots of Iams and Eukanuba dry dog and cat food because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. These lots were distributed in the United States and represent roughly one-tenth of one percent (0.1%) of annual production. No Salmonella-related illnesses have been reported to date… Continue Reading

Raw Frozen Chicken-Blend Pet Food Recalled for Salmonella

Bravo! is voluntarily recalling 2-pound tubes of Bravo! Raw Food Diet Chicken Blend for Dogs and Cats with product code 21-102, batch ID code 6 14 12, because it may be contaminated with Salmonella. The recall only affects 2-pound tube products made on June 14, 2012. The contamination was detected in a single sample of… Continue Reading

Iams Cat Food Recalled by Procter & Gamble

Another pet food recall is in the works because of possible Salmonella contamination. This time it is the Procter & Gamble Company that is recalling cat food.  The company’s Iams brand is involved.  Recalled are: -Iams Veterinary Formulas Feline Renal 5.5 lbs, UPC 0 19014 21405 1. -Iams Veterinary Formulas Feline Renal 5.5 lbs., UPC… Continue Reading